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What causes bands to show up in csf?

What causes bands to show up in csf?

Two things: You can have bands (immature neutrophils or acute inflammatory cells) in the CSF from blood contamination or acute inflammation in the CSF from diseases such as meningitis. ...Read more

Cerebrospinal Fluid (Definition)

The fluid that bathes the brain and spinal cord provides an exchange pathway and balancing system for brain and spinal cord metabolism, besides a cushioning system for routine impacts of our ...Read more


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What is the definition or description of: csf?

CSF: Cerebrospinal fluid is the clear colorless fluid produced in the choroid plexus in the brain, and acts as a cushion or a buffer for the brain & spinal cord. ...Read more

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What exactly is CSF rhinorrhea?

A leaky brain : A CSF rhinorrhea occurs if there is an opening of the brain covering (dura) & the thin bone separating the nose from the base of the brain. This allows the sppinal fluid to leak into the nose.It is significant in revealing an open portal for nasal germs to get into the opening and cause repeated episodes of meningitis. ...Read more

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What can a LP high protein CSF level of 46 mean?

What can a LP high protein CSF level of 46 mean?

Many causes: CSF protein results can be high in many conditions. It is best to interpret the results in the context of all the other results of CSF fluid analysis. Some causes are viral meningitis, demyelinatinfg diseases, diabetes, brain abscess, syphillis, brain tumor, alcoholism, and epilepsy ...Read more

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Am I able to feel CSF going down the shunt tracked?

No.: No. A properly functioning shunt which carries cerebrospinal fluid from the brain to another site in the body should cause no sensation of fluid flow. If you have a shunt with a new feeling from it, consult your doctor. ...Read more

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Pl tell me homeopathic medicine for CSF rhinorrhoea?

Csf: If you have CSF rhinorrhea you should see a neurosurgeon or specializzed ENT asap. No homeopathic medicine helps this. ...Read more

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Why would a family member need a CSF glucose measurement?

Why would a family member  need a CSF glucose measurement?

Diagnose meningitis: Spinal fluid glucose is low if there is bacterial meningitis, but may be elevated in presence of diabetes, hypothyroidism, brain tumors, bleeding, guillain-barre, cidp, spinal cord compression. Your doc should be able to explain more fully the rationale for a spinal tap. ...Read more

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What causes low levels of lactate in the blood and in csf?

What causes low levels of lactate in the blood and in csf?

Ignore it: Reference ranges are there to include most but not all healthy people. If your physician is not concerned, i would not be either. ...Read more

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Why after lambar puncture procedur the CSF rhinorrhea was stopped ?

May be temporary: By removing fluid, the pressure in the CSF compartment decreases, so the leak may stop for a bit. ...Read more

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Any other diseases that o bands show up in CSF not blood , besides MS?

Any other diseases that o bands show up in CSF not blood , besides MS?

Yes: Examples of other diseases that can cause oligoclonal bands in the CSF include infections (eg, nervous system Lyme disease), autoimmune diseases, brain tumors, and lymphoproliferative diseases. Given how many diseases can result in oligoclonal bands in the CSF, the diagnostic utility of this finding is limited. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Would you consider total cells count = 12 in csf normal for spinal tap?

Would you consider total cells count = 12 in csf normal for spinal tap?

Too high: There shouldn't be more than 3-4 WBC per mm3 CSF and 12 per mm3 is definitely too high. It isn't necessarily a serious or dangerous finding; several pretty minor health problems could cause it. However, it could be serious and it definitely isn't something you can safely ignore. Discuss with the doctor(s) who advised your spinal tap. Good luck! ...Read more

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What does effacement of csf at craniojuntion mean for someone with chiari 1?

Can't say: specifically without more information or viewing the images, but it is likely referring to mass effect due to the downward displacement of the cerebellar tonsils through the foramen magnum seen in Chiari 1. Normally csf surrounds the cervical cord, the cerebellar tonsils in Chiari occupy this space and "efface" the csf space., so this can create an obstruction to normal csf flow or press on cord. ...Read more

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Are there any post shunt (csf release) complications for a baby who is two years old?

Are there any post shunt (csf release) complications for a baby who is two years old?

Sure: Potentially there are complications for any surgery especially if it includes implanting something. The two most important for a 2 yr old are an infection and a shunt blockage. Luckily those complications are rare. ...Read more

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Please explain what it means if the spinal tap i had was unable to get enough CSF fluid?

A couple things...: This could mean that you were significantly dehydrated at the time or possibly the person doing the LP may not have had a good angle to provide good CSF flow from the needle. ...Read more

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CSF results showing features consistent with inflammation of the nervous system, what does this mean?

CSF results showing features consistent with inflammation of the nervous system, what does this mean?

Various problems: Infection can cause inflammation but often will cause serious symptoms like fever, headache and stiff neck and mental status changes. Other neurological diseases can cause inflammation as well. See following info on lumbar puncture as a test to evaluate neuro problems: http://www.uptodate.com/contents/lumbar-puncture-spinal-tap-the-basics?source=see_link&view=outline ...Read more

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How does CSF half life compare to plasma half life? Do hormones or whatnot last longer in CSF fluid or shorter

How does CSF half life compare to plasma half life?  Do hormones or whatnot last longer in CSF fluid or shorter

No direct comparison: The components of CSF and plasma have different half lives. For example in plasma the half lives of pre-albumin, transferrin, and Albumin are about 2, days, one week and 17 days. ...Read more

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I have effacement of nearly all CSF around nerve roots in my spine. Should i still be doing my heavy manual job.

Depends: Spinal stenosis is a condition in which there is narrowing of the spinal canal leading to, as you put it, "effacement of the CSF around the nerve roots in my spine." it is not a dangerous condition and its presentation is quite variable. In general, patients occupation activity level should be such that it does not repetitively cause pain, regardless of what their MRI shows. Thank you. ...Read more

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Csf (Definition)

Cerebrospinal fluid is the clear colorless fluid produced in the choroid plexus in the brain, and acts as a cushion or a buffer for the ...Read more


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Csf Protein (Definition)

This is the amount of protein found in your csf. It can be indicative of infections or autoimmune diseases. See a neurologist ...Read more